Federation Square, Melbourne

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  • Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-396551900
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Leisure, Market, Square, Family And Kids
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About Federation Square, Melbourne

A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.

One of the most iconic squares in the Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of must visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself.

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Federation Square Information

  • Check the official website for events.

Federation Square Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Federation Square by Public Transport

  • Tram on Flinder’s Street.

Restaurants Near Federation Square

  • Feddish
  • Bokchoy Tang

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Federation Square, Melbourne Reviews

  • Lovely public space. We went to the Polish Festival on Sunday, spent time looking at the different stalls and then walked along the river where all the traditional Polish food was. We spent the afternoon enjoying the different music performances at Deakin Edge Theatre. This is a really beautiful facility, with good acoustics and has a very intimate feel to it. It is also accessible to people with disabilities.

  • They built this place before the world was ready. People used to be aghast with the architectural imposition. Now it's loved and accepted. Like all the greats, you've got to break some rules. It's a great place to sit, rest, meet up with friends. All sorts of events are held here. It's a real piazza, albeit modern, it brings people to people.

  • nice events, cool music, i watched the never ending story here with my son and he liked it (he didn't even know where we were) also the apple store can wait

  • Ideal starting point for a tourist Strategically looking located in among several must see tourist attractions in Melbourne, Federation SQ is a popular hangout for tourists and locals alike. For tourists, information Center and the ACMI is right in the middle of the Sq. Flinders station and tram stop are across the street. For bikers , bicycle stands is right infront. ( rent) for city rides) city tour bus also starts there. Lots of attractions are in the walking distance. So are the restaurants. For locals open air wide screen provides entertainment ( sports) beyond the confinement of there homes.In one of the days I visited it was Australia Open and the crowd was huge with camp chairs of just sitting on the ground cheering and merry making. It was carnival atmosphere in the scorching sun with beer and food trucks around. Breeze from the Yarra river fend off the heat in addition to the cool beer.

  • It's a good meeting place, and to just chill but that's about it. The vibe will be a lot different now though with the Apple store, attracting people who are doing shopping.

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